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Twin sisters and their husbands celebrate golden wedding
A PAIR of identical twin sisters from York and their husbands are celebrating a landmark anniversary 50 years after they shared a double wedding.
Pauline and Colin Haigh, both 70, and Pauline’s sister Maureen Linfoot and her husband Eric, 71, were married in a joint ceremony on September 14, 1963. The couples, who have lived all their lives in York, are now marking a century of happy marriage between them.
Pauline and Colin met first at a Saturday night dance when they were both 16.
Maureen and Eric met two years later, and by the time they got engaged Pauline and Colin were already planning their wedding but the twins’ mother suggested they make it a joint celebration.
The wedding took place at St Joseph’s RC Church. The brides wore the same style dress and the two couples even shared a honeymoon in Great Yarmouth.
Half a century later, they have different views on what makes a long and happy marriage.
Pauline said: “It’s give and take really. Everybody has their ups and downs but we are happier now than we have ever been.”
Maureen added: “I think it’s patience, and not trying to live beyond your means.”
But they agree on the secret to their own relationship.
“We are close, but we don’t live in each other’s pockets,” Maureen said.
With three children and four grandchildren each, they plan to celebrate their anniversaries with their respective families.
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